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Use of modified atmosphere packaging to extend the shelf-life of whole and pre-cut lettuce

Dioguardi, Dino (1995) Use of modified atmosphere packaging to extend the shelf-life of whole and pre-cut lettuce. Research Master thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

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This thesis investigated the potential of using modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) to maintain the quality of whole and pre-cut lettuce for longer periods than that currently obtained in air. Achieving this goal will enable whole lettuce to be exported to South-East Asia and Japan by ship rather than expensive air freight. Furthermore, additional shelf-life of pre-cut lettuce on domestic markets will provide greater flexibility during distribution and marketing, since storage life of these products decreases rapidly after processing.

Item Type: Thesis (Research Master thesis)
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Master of Science

Uncontrolled Keywords: Lettuce, Packaging, food storage, food technology, food transport, food quality, modified atmosphere packaging
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0908 Food Sciences
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2010 03:13
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:43
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15277
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